Ta­mariki per­form for rest home res­i­dents

Kaikoura Star - - OUT & ABOUT - PIPPA BROWN

A group of Kaiko¯ura tod­dlers did their bit to bridge the gen­er­a­tion gap last week.

The tod­dlers from Lit­tle Ta­mariki Montes­sori Preschool vis­ited Kaiko¯ura Hos­pi­tal Rest Home res­i­dents to entertain them with danc­ing and songs.

Teacher Lisa Pope­bloe­mers said the visit was part of a com­mu­ni­ca­tion-mana reo pro­gramme

‘‘Our ta­mariki love this and we wanted to share the learn­ing and en­joy­ment with some peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

‘‘We make reg­u­lar trips into

‘‘We make reg­u­lar trips into the com­mu­nity.’’

the com­mu­nity, a lot of in­fants are com­mu­ni­cat­ing at that age and that’s why we chose the pro­gramme.’’

The Pen­guin Room chil­dren, aged be­tween 1 and 2-years-old, sung some of their favourite nurs­ery songs dur­ing the 30-minute visit, in­clud­ingWheels On The Bus, E rere taku poi, Twin­kle Twin­kle Lit­tle Star and RockA-Bye Bear.

PHOTO: PIPPA BROWN/ STUFF

Lit­tle Ta­mariki Montes­sori Preschool teach­ers Katie Leckie and Lisa Pope­bloe­mers with the Pen­guin Room class at Kaiko¯ura Hos­pi­tal Rest Home.

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